Legislation

May 29, 2020 in

Arizona Damage Caps

A key question by many plaintiffs during personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits is how much they may be able to obtain through their causes of action. Understanding the value of a damage award can be important for a family in planning its future. In some states, statutory damage caps limit the total amount...
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May 15, 2020 in

What Is the Difference Between Contributory Negligence and Comparative Negligence?

Negligence is the legal doctrine on which claimants base most personal injury lawsuits. It describes a party’s breach of duty of care in connection with the victim’s injury. Different states have passed different negligence laws. Some bar a victim from any recovery for contributing to an accident while others simply reduce the victim’s award....
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March 27, 2020 in

What to Do When an At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Won’t Pay

Under Arizona's traditional fault-based car insurance system, the driver or party guilty of causing your vehicle collision will be financially responsible for related damages. After a crash, you will call the insurance company of the at-fault party to file a claim and request compensation for your losses. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies treat claimants...
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February 26, 2020 in

What Is Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 28-701A?

Speeding causes a large number of car accidents in Arizona every year. It is a leading cause of collisions across the nation. In 2018, almost 9,400 victims lost their lives because of speeding drivers in the U.S. Speeding is so deadly because it increases the velocity at which a collision occurs. More velocity means...
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January 31, 2020 in

Arizona Dash Cam Laws

The explosion of portable technology in the Digital Era has led to a rapid increase in the number of drivers using dashboard cameras. Dash cams can record things inside the cab and out on the road, potentially serving as evidence in an accident claim. As dash cam prices become more reasonable, with many models...
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October 21, 2019 in

Arizona Move Over Law

Most states have some version of the Move Over law. Move Over laws instruct motorists to switch lanes or slow down when passing stopped emergency and utility vehicles. They also instruct drivers to pull to the side and stop for oncoming emergency vehicles. Move Over laws aim to reduce the number of car accident...
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October 14, 2019 in

Arizona Golf Cart Laws

A golf cart is a vehicle designed for toting golf clubs and players on golf courses. However, many people in Arizona use them as a regular mode of transportation. They are fuel-efficient and the perfect size for many. Golf carts are popular in Arizona among seasonal residents who come to the state each winter....
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October 7, 2019 in

Arizona Dog Bite Law Euthanasia

Dog bites can be devastating personal injuries. Dog bites have killed hundreds of victims in the U.S. over the years. Animal attacks have caused thousands of life-altering personal injuries. One of the most common questions asked after a serious dog bite incident in Arizona is, “Will the city put the dog down?” Whether you...
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September 30, 2019 in

Arizona Window Tint Laws [Updated 2020]

Tinted windows are common in Arizona. With temperatures regularly climbing over 100 degrees in the summer months, window tint can offer respite from the sun. It can keep the interior temperature of a vehicle cooler and protect the seats and dashboard from sun-related wear. If a driver breaks the law by tinting the windows...
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September 23, 2019 in

Arizona Leash Law

It is against the law in Arizona to allow a dog to run at large in public places. Dogs running at large could pose risks such as dog bite injuries, as well as other incidents, such as dogs jumping on people. For this reason, Arizona has a statewide leash law all pet owners must...
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